The 2022 Milwaukee Brewers came up just short of making the post season for the fifth consecutive season. Despite the disappointing outcome, there were still some positive moments throughout the year that occurred during the 162-game stretch.
There were milestones that were reached and streaks that were broken. And it went from the players all the way to the coaching staff. Here we will take a look at the top five moments of the 2022 season.
These are the top five moments of the 2022 Milwaukee Brewers season.
1. Devin Williams doesn’t allow a run in 30 consecutive appearances.
Devin Williams‘ streak started on May 13th against Miami and ended on August 3rd versus the Pirates. During his 30 appearances, he pitched 28.2 innings, struck out 47, and walked just eight batters.
Williams threw 469 pitches during his scoreless streak, gave up 11 hits, and allowed just one extra base hit. This streak helped propel him to another great season in which he again was one of the best relievers in the National League.
2. Corbin Burnes reaches 200+ innings pitched and leads the National League in strikeouts.
Last year, Corbin Burnes won the NL Cy Young award despite his innings pitched total being a “knock”. This year, he did not miss a single start and became the first Brewers pitcher since Yovani Gallardo in 2012 to throw more than 200 innings in a season. He also became the first Brewers pitcher to lead his league in strikeouts (243).
3. Brandon Woodruff sets the franchise record with the most consecutive 10+ strikeout games.
On multiple occasions, Burnes has recorded three straight starts with at least 10 strikeouts, which had previously tied the franchise record with Gallardo. In a stretch of four starts spanning from September 11th to September 28th, Brandon Woodruff broke that record. He struck out 11 Reds batters in two different starts, 10 Yankees, and then 10 Cardinals.
4. Willy Adames sets franchise record for most home runs as a shortstop.
Since arriving in Milwaukee, Willy Adames has been hitting home runs. In 238 games as a Brewer, he has hit 51 long balls. This season, Adames mashed 31 over the wall, surpassed the great Robin Yount’s 29 during his MVP 1982 season.
5. Craig Counsell has the most wins as a manager in franchise history.
In June, Craig Counsell surpassed Phil Garner for the most wins as a manager in franchise history. Garner previously had the record with 563 wins. Counsell is under contract through the 2023 season and should continue to build upon the new franchise record.
Honorable mention: Josh Hader reaches milestone saves total and second most in Brewers franchise history
Even though the Brewers elected to trade Josh Hader at this year’s MLB trade deadline, he recorded his 100th save in a Brewers uniform and eventually moved into second place on the franchise leader board. He left the Brewers with 125 career saves, which is just eight fewer than franchise leader Dan Plesac.
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Even disappointing seasons often come with new records being set and milestones being surpassed. That will probably be the case again in 2023 no matter how successful the team ends up being.